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  1. The back and frame of this phone is made of plastic. Be careful when heating the phone.
    • The back and frame of this phone is made of plastic. Be careful when heating the phone.

    • Apply heat, then use a suction cup to lift the back enough to fit an opening pick underneath.

    • Proceed to separate the adhesive around the edges of the phone, reapplying heat as needed.

  2. The back of the phone is still attached via the fingerprint sensor's ribbon cable.
    • The back of the phone is still attached via the fingerprint sensor's ribbon cable.

    • Gently pull the back of the phone towards the charging port to reveal the shielding plate.

    • Remove the screws and the metal plate.

    • Disconnect the fingerprint sensor cable using a Halberd spudger or opening pick and remove the back of the phone.

  3. Remove 15 #00 Philips screws. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the plastic midframe on either side of the battery and pry upwards to disengage the clips.
    • Remove 15 #00 Philips screws.

    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the plastic midframe on either side of the battery and pry upwards to disengage the clips.

    • Remove the midframe.

  4. Disconnect the battery.
    • Disconnect the battery.

    • Remove the battery. The battery has adhesive on each side.

    • Use small amounts of isopropyl alcohol to soften the adhesive if you are having difficulty removing the battery.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Patrick

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I was surfing YouTube,I bumped into strange parts (lovethesite) he recommended ifixit.com, now I would like to replace my battery and volume buttons,on my Motorola e5plus,can that be done within fixit parts? how much? Shipping to USA 95401. Thank you.

Gungor Oseguera - Reply

I used your procedure on one Moto E5 Plus but did not discharge the battery to less than 1% and I punctured the bag and toasted my phone. PEOPLE NEED TO FULLY DISCHARGE THE BATTERY!!! I did this procedure on my second phone and was successful! The battery was impossible to get out without deforming the battery package. I pried and pried and pried and finally, pulled the battery from the adhesive.

There are lots of battery discharge apps that allow you to discharge rapidly. It is very difficult to not puncture the battery package. So be sure it is fully discharged before you do this procedure!

Gary Mitchell - Reply

For best safety the phone battery needs to only be under 25%. The phone will say 0% and shut off, but the battery is not fully discharged. Completely discharging lithium ion batteries has the possibility to do serious damage to the chemistry, reducing its lifespan or capacity, or causing it to refuse to charge again.

I've edited the guide to mention this as well, but isopropyl alcohol (ideally high percentage) will soften most phone adhesive, making it significantly easier to remove.

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